Svoboda Computing Mechanisms

A. Svoboda: Computing Mechanisms and Linkages

Svoboda:  Computing mechanisms and linkages

Svoboda: Computing mechanisms and linkages

Select this link to download a .pdf version of A. Svoboda, Computing Mechanisms and Linkages, Dover Publications, 1965, (17MB). This book was originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1948.

Kempe Straight Line

A. B. Kempe: How To Draw A Straight Line

Kempe: How to draw a straight line

Kempe: How to draw a straight line

Select this link to download a .pdf version of A. B. Kempe, How to Draw a Straight Line, MacMillan and Co., London, 1877. (1.8MB)

Wheel Barrow Linkage

Cameron Turner’s Wheelbarrow Linkage

Cameron Turner designed a four-bar and a six-bar linkage to assist the dumping movement of a wheelbarrow. This video provides a comparison of their operation.

 

Aileron Linkage

Colin Sledge’s Aileron Linkage

Colin Sledge designed this linkage to guide an airfoil section around the main spar. By adjusting the amount of twist the entire wing acts as an aileron to control the aircraft.

 

Monitor Deployment

Brendan Smith’s Monitor Linkage

Brendan Smith designed this six-bar linkage to guide a big-screen TV from a horizontal position hidden in the ceiling into a vertical position for convenient viewing.

 

Adam Shutt’s Automotive Spoiler Linkage

Adam Shutt designed this six-bar linkage to guide the movement of the rear spoiler for a high performance car.

 

bookcase linkage

Yang Liu’s Bookcase Linkages

Yang Liu designed a four-bar and a six-bar linkage to guide a stacked bookcase into and out of reach. This video shows the two designs.